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Jan 8, 2015
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I read a review of a new book, Kluge - The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind that describes a lot of our brain function and memory processes as actually quite improvised, and contextual, not particularly logical or repeatable. That is a contrast to the methodical approach of computers, yet one that suits us being able to take action on the fly. As life becomes less and less predictable, being able to improvise is a more appealing skill IMO. FYI, kluge is a computer term for banding...
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Dec 20, 2014
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We are going to speak at the New Media Expo in Vegas, chosen as one of 50 out over 900! Here is a little introductory video we made to introduce ourselves, and wanted to share with you, our regular viewers. The exhibit hall is free, so if you are nearby, please stop in for some aloha, live and in person! Follow us on Twitter (Shane and Rox) to see where we are or look for us at the Viddler / TubeMogul booth. Thu, August 14, 2008, 08:00 PM EDT I'll be doing a free call-in interview with the...
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Dec 18, 2014
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Back in January we launched our social community, The Reef. It's a great place to hang out and meet the brilliant wonderful people who watch and love Beach Walks! Yes, it is free. And you can create your own pages and upload your own pictures, music, and videos. We have just now released Reef Radio!  It's a keiki (child) for now, but you can start listening to our downtempo and contemporary Hawaiian music. Coming soon we'll be inserting Beach Walks excerpts and also opening it up to...
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Dec 18, 2014
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I ran into my friend Sally Spencer (Beach Walk 528 ) and we got to talking about the broken hearts show (Beach Walk 668) and how compelling "victim energy" can be. And also how it can weaken a person, both body and spirit. It takes a special understanding to be compassionate and encouraging at the same time, rather than slipping into pity. Pity does not empower, in my book. Hawaiian word: Hoʻomana: empower
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Dec 18, 2014
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My visit with my parents in Florida has had its share of stress; my main tonic has been walking to Starbucks many mornings with friends and enjoying all of the dogs. On Saturday there is a Farmer's Market, and even more dogs! Mahalo to Bob and Anna, David, Sam, Amber, and Barbara for their dog stories. And big wet kisses to all the dogs who give us so much love and joy: Teddy, Winston, Savannah, Bowser, Rica, Molly, Harry and all of you wonders whose names I don't know!Mahalo also to Glenn...
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Remember Carol? She was on Beach Walk #393 last year when we met at the BlogHer conference in New York. A former CNN anchor, she is building a social network for cancer survivors and their families and care givers. She shares with us what this process has been like. Plus, one side benefit to the connections she has made as a result is revealed at the end of the episode! (Hint: Mike Dowling)Hawaiian Word: kaunu: passionJoin us at The ReefAdd this to your Technorati Favorites Support us by buying...
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Dec 18, 2014
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Today's episode fulfills part of our Beach Walks mission, "sometimes frivolous." I hope you enjoy the animation, courtesy of Elf Yourself an interactive holiday greeting from Office Max. They didn't sponsor this episode, but this put some lovely energy into creating a web site where you can upload your own pics and create your own animated holiday greeting. We are posting this plenty early so you can make yourself one too! Shane worked his magic on the file to make it extra special...
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Dec 18, 2014
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Winter hibernation today as Lexi is nursing a slightly over-used front left shoulder. Beautiful music by Liquid Mind.Liquid Mind "Teach Me to Whisper" (mp3) from "Relax: A Liquid Mind Experience" (REAL MUSIC) Buy at Amazon More On This AlbumHawaiian Word: Hoʻoilo: winterJoin us at The ReefAdd this to your Technorati Favorites Support us by buying your own copy of our Beach Walks Theme music. Please check out our Blogroll page with many more links to our friends' web...
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Dec 18, 2014
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It would appear that all sorts of seemingly small yet irritating obstacles are being placed in my path as I try to redirect certain areas of my life, riding on the coattails of the new year energy. Then it dawned on me, what if the so-called obstacles are actually there to help? That's my story, and I'm sticking with it. It reminds of one of a favorite quote told to me by my friend Shaina Noll - "We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is...
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If you follow the comments on Beach Walks or have joined us over on The Reef (our social network) then you've no doubt come across "Bob from Canada." For the month of February, he is "Bob from Hawaii" and is joined by his charming wife Susan. We met for a sunset walk at Magic Island, followed by dinner and "dessert" at a live Mighty J concert. That fulfills my definition of "Life is Good!" We talk about Bob and Susan's trip to the big waves on the north...
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Remember Carol? She was on Beach Walk #393 last year when we met at the BlogHer conference in New York. A former CNN anchor, she is building a social network for cancer survivors and their families and care givers. She shares with us what this process has been like. Plus, one side benefit to the connections she has made as a result is revealed at the end of the episode! (Hint: Mike Dowling)Hawaiian Word: kaunu: passionJoin us at The ReefAdd this to your Technorati Favorites Support us by buying...
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Dec 3, 2014
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OK, so the world still has a lot of messes, but there are increasing signs of massive change for the better. Today, I want to mark a few of those, starting with the very profound and symbolic apology issued by the Australian government last week, as its first order of business for the new session. Imagine over 100,000 aborigine children taken from their homes under force, placed in abusive group and foster "homes" and stripped of their family connections, their language, their...
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Dec 3, 2014
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Amanda Congdon and Andrew Baron are experiencing some public disagreements regarding their video blog, Rocketboom. Gut feelings and instinct are great tools...except when they turn out to be wrong! And especially after engaging in a course of (mis)guided action. (It can sometimes be the sneaky work of the #2 personality - see show #102 for an explanation). So here's a catchy little concept I learned to help me step back from the brink of getting emotionally invested in situations before I know...
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Dec 3, 2014
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Transparency in communication and relationships and business and politics is one of those things that is marching forward very quickly in the 21st century. Most people I know are big fans of it in general. I am too, yet I still realize that privacy has its place. And that in general I want other people to be more transparent while I reserve a desire to want to be private. (Witness the deliberations regarding MI and FL Democratic delegates this past weekend.) That sense of double-standard I find...
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Dec 3, 2014
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I find it just as easy and tempting to stay stuck in the past with business relationships as I do in personal ones. But I was feeling good about an email I wrote to a client this morning, and thought I would bring that even more into awareness, by talking about it here. On a side note, you can see from Shane's beautiful pan at the end - the silvery volcanic ash-vog to the south and the clear beauty towards the north. What a switch from yesterday!Hawaiian word: Mahalo: respect; thank you;...
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Dec 3, 2014
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We've heard the saying, "Ignorance is Bliss." Does that make the corollary true, "Intelligence is Bitter?" I know that there have been a zillion moments in my life when I've struggled with the enormous amount of non-sense that passes for normal. My #2 finds it incredibly confusing, and that often leads to criticism, harsh judgment, and just plain bitterness when a situation occurs over and over again. In a nice turn of events though, we received a lovely note from a former...
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Dec 3, 2014
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As you know I have these dialogs in my head. Sometimes when I am stressed a voice says "just go with the flow." But another voice says, "No! That is too passive!" Today I actually figured out the confusion in this and am happy to share it with you, in case it helps.Hawaiian Word: Holo: to flow, as in water Hoʻokele: navigate
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Dec 3, 2014
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I am embarking on a plan to get more balance in my giving and taking. I've tried this before, and I keep ending up on the over-giving side of things in many areas of my life. I am realizing I have some judgment bumps to dismantle if I am going to be successful at this. But just like exercise, it's important to work the neglected muscles, not just the favorite ones. Of give and take, which word seems easier to you?Hawaiian word: HÄÊ»awi: give Lawe: take
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Dec 3, 2014
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I ran into my friend Sally Spencer (Beach Walk 528 ) and we got to talking about the broken hearts show (Beach Walk 668) and how compelling "victim energy" can be. And also how it can weaken a person, both body and spirit. It takes a special understanding to be compassionate and encouraging at the same time, rather than slipping into pity. Pity does not empower, in my book. Hawaiian word: Hoʻomana: empower
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Dec 3, 2014
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Lots of self-help books talk about leadership, but rarely do they talk about followers, or co-creators. There's honor and value in all of those roles - regardless of the big push to be all you can be, and be more, and get ahead, and take charge, etc. I think you get my drift. Just putting out a little Beach Walks philosophy, looking at the other side of the coin.Hawaiian word: AlakaÊ»i: leader HÄÊ»awi: contribute
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Sep 15, 2008
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We saw my friend Paul on the beach today - he was walking instead of swimming due to the bloom of Portuguese Man-o-war (tiny jellyfish) in the bay. Me? I swim regardless, and curiously enough was planning to talk about how "bad" my sting looks from a few days before. I wanted to show it to you so you could employ mind over matter to unplug the automatic responses we have to wounds and ugliness. Talking about change is one thing, but actually having opportunities to make change in our...
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Sep 12, 2008
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One of the big myths floating around is that a person's position or title is comparable to their competence. Not always true!  Like me, I am sure you can think of examples.  Many choices in life really do boil down to personal preferences. "Who you know" really does matter, and that is not always a bad thing.
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Sep 11, 2008
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One of the profound yet not often acknoweldged (by me) benefits of living in community with other people is that some choose to be the ones who go forward into the unknown, and those adventures ultimately inform and inspire the rest of us. I often think of myself as one of those explorers. Sometimes though, I feel pressure to have to always be on the front line. Today's episode honors those others who have shown me the way, especially my parents, Blance and Bill.Hawaiian Word: Loli: change,...
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Sep 10, 2008
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Seems the more I travel the easier it is for me to get cranky. Today, a RT fare from HNL to DTW to HNL cost $700 but a one-way fare cost $1100! That is not about fuel prices...Anyway, I am learning to just pull my aura in and focus on myself, in the midst of the madding crowds. And curiously, after an hour or so, people are not bothering me. It's this concept of "hui hui" or blending together without actually having to interact. We get trapped into thinking other people have to change...
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Sep 9, 2008
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More Twitter inspiration, this time from my friend in the Bay Area Jen Myronuk. There is a very popular sentiment - to reminisce on the past and believe that things back then were "always better" that life today is a mess and getting messier. I choose not to go there today. It does not serve me to think the good old days are all gone. I know change is easier for some than others, but really, isn't that 101 stuff right? Why be sad over things we cannot change when we can put energy on...
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Sep 5, 2008
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As you know I have these dialogs in my head. Sometimes when I am stressed a voice says "just go with the flow." But another voice says, "No! That is too passive!" Today I actually figured out the confusion in this and am happy to share it with you, in case it helps.Hawaiian Word: Holo: to flow, as in water Hoʻokele: navigate
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Sep 4, 2008
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LIke many people, I set out an agenda for the day with a list of action items. Some items seem to take forever to get done though, and I have come to relaize that not all tasks are created equal! They each actually require a certain level of attentiona nd energy, and a select few really require a lot of focus and privacy, several hours free of any distractions.
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Sep 4, 2008
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LIke many people, I set out an agenda for the day with a list of action items. Some items seem to take forever to get done though, and I have come to relaize that not all tasks are created equal! They each actually require a certain level of attentiona nd energy, and a select few really require a lot of focus and privacy, several hours free of any distractions.
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Sep 4, 2008
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LIke many people, I set out an agenda for the day with a list of action items. Some items seem to take forever to get done though, and I have come to relaize that not all tasks are created equal! They each actually require a certain level of attentiona nd energy, and a select few really require a lot of focus and privacy, several hours free of any distractions.
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Balance is one of those concepts that it is easy to be lulled into assuming is always preferable. But in reality, balance has a time and place, as does its opposite! For me, being able to know when balance is preferable or not, helps me manage my energy and my goals too. Today's show was inspired by a Twitter comment from Francis Shepard.Hawaiian Word: hoÊ°okaulike: to balance evenly
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Please enjoy this summer replay!Some people are confident naturally; here are some tips for the rest of us. My friend Chris Brogan recently recorded a podcast about it. (Link removed as the file is no longer available.) Today's episode of Beach Walks (filmed on an amazing day!!) came from my decisions to "swim first" and do the show second. One of the ways I've learned to build confidence is to be able to resist my feelings, and use data to inform my decisions and actions. That pesky...
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Aug 21, 2008
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We are still traveling hence the light shows this week. We filmed this last week so we would all have an extra dose of beautiful Hawaii! It's about a different way of looking at love, using friendship rather than romance as the guide. Ever notice how we treat friends better than lovers, once the relationship has been around for a while? I think we sometimes expect too much of a partner, as if somehow love means losing me in favor of your wishes. This episode was inspired by something my mom...
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Aug 18, 2008
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We had a last minute change of plans recently. At first I found it very disorienting. Then Shane helped me by asking, "What's the opportunity here?" And that single question opened up a whole new way of looking at things. We don't always know best ahead of time; sometimes "even better" shows up unannounced.Hawaiian Word:Manawa kūpono: opportunity
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Aug 13, 2008
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We are going to speak at the New Media Expo in Vegas, chosen as one of 50 out over 900! Here is a little introductory video we made to introduce ourselves, and wanted to share with you, our regular viewers. The exhibit hall is free, so if you are nearby, please stop in for some aloha, live and in person! Follow us on Twitter (Shane and Rox) to see where we are or look for us at the Viddler / TubeMogul booth. Thu, August 14, 2008, 08:00 PM EDT I'll be doing a free call-in interview with the...
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Aug 11, 2008
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Being a grown up is a state of mind not a profession for me, it is an internal experience more than an external reality. I'll know I am really grown up when I can act independently of "group mind" following my own bliss and dancing to my own drummer!
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You know, some things Shane and I just take for granted. Then we realize the ignorance of our ways. Such is the case on "embedding a video" on your web page. We thought "everyone" knew how to do that but we ere wrong. People have been emailing me asking how to do it, since I have mentioned it a few times. So let's have a little lesson at the beach today. Please let me know of this makes things clearer for you! And if not, ask your questions and we will do a part 2 as...
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Aug 5, 2008
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You know I like to present the other side of the coin frequently, and today this regards the blind allegiance to sunscreen and fear of the sun that has been commercially developed over the past decade. There's ample research that sunlight also prevents skin cancer, and the increase in skin cancer actually correlates nicely with the increase in sunscreen! You can hear my watch my first treatise on this here, just keep in mind I shot and edited that myself, and it's a little long. The info is...
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Aug 4, 2008
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If you have been watching Beach Walks for a while, you know I care about using language carefully - as it can really pack a lot of energy behind the words. We often say "we" when we mean "you" or "I" and there are many variations. Check out Grammar Girl's Podcast and new book. Watch this episode to learn a powerful secret for using language effectively from Liz Strauss of Successful Blog.Hawaiian word: Aʻo: learn
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Jul 29, 2008
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My niece Carlie broke up with her boyfriend recently. She has just graduated from college (with all kinds of honors) but unfortunately IQ does not protect you from a broken heart. Somewhere in the pain is a gift. And in the meantime, some pretty scenery to move our attention to something else.Hawaiian word: Lapaʻau: heal ʻEha: hurt Aloha: love
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Jul 28, 2008
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I am embarking on a plan to get more balance in my giving and taking. I've tried this before, and I keep ending up on the over-giving side of things in many areas of my life. I am realizing I have some judgment bumps to dismantle if I am going to be successful at this. But just like exercise, it's important to work the neglected muscles, not just the favorite ones. Of give and take, which word seems easier to you?Hawaiian word: HÄÊ»awi: give Lawe: take
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Tell your self and your boss you want a vacation - it helps stave off heart attacks and is linked to direct health benefits! Americans work too much for our well-being. A link has been shown between less vacation and more heart attacks, not to mention lower productivity. Americans appear to be the worst offenders, while our hard-working German counterparts take an average of 35 vacation days a year! Here is Norm Brodsky's article from Inc that I mentioned also. It's a perfect opportunity for us...
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Jul 18, 2008
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I've learned about a new type of fabric that in combination with the sun, actually provides a special light therapy for your skin.It's made by "SunSoul":http://www.sunsoul.com/ and you can see it with the hat I am wearing today. I love it when we can use low tech solutions that are self-managed instead of going into an office for a complex procedure & machinery.Mahalo to Mark Manaoat and Jon Redmond for introducing today's episode! Hawaiian word: LÄ: sun
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Jul 17, 2008
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Dealing with technology some days is just like people who explored the west centuries ago.
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Jul 15, 2008
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One of my favorite Hawaiian words is kuleana. I love the sound of it and I love the meaning of it. It basically means to take care of your "business." It seems so instinctual to blame others for our problems, but really, there is little hope in that! Much easier to pick up the pieces and to change ourselves than to wait around for others to make us happy. That's not to say you can't hold others accountable; indeed that's appropriate. I am talking about the knee-jerk blame response -...
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Jul 14, 2008
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Lots of self-help books talk about leadership, but rarely do they talk about followers, or co-creators. There's honor and value in all of those roles - regardless of the big push to be all you can be, and be more, and get ahead, and take charge, etc. I think you get my drift. Just putting out a little Beach Walks philosophy, looking at the other side of the coin.Hawaiian word: AlakaÊ»i: leader HÄÊ»awi: contribute
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Jul 11, 2008
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I am so excited - we can finally announce our very first Podcamp here in Hawaii, coming October 24-25, 2008. Shane and I have been wanting to do this for 3 years. Plus! We are going to have a WordCamp component too - it's the best of all worlds!Podcamp = unconference to learn about podcasting and new media and network with other indivudals and businesses who are using this tool to communicate. Wordcamp = unconference to learn about the amazing free blogging (and podcast platform) software,...
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Jul 10, 2008
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Founder of Alltop.com Guy Kawasaki was in town and we had a wonderful impromptu meetup, organized by friends Neenz Faleafine and Ryan Ozawa. One of the striking things is how committed Guy is to delivering consistently high quality blog posts to his thousands of readers. Yet he shared with us some challenges he is facing, wanting genuine feedback from his readers. On the other hand, we had some not so good service on a recent trip. Instead of writing a pure rant, I took my time to write up a...
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Jul 9, 2008
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Do you ever give someone a compliment about something newish, and they come back with something like, "Oh, I guess that means you thought the way it used to be sucked." Or when I did the show on Get a Dog and a few men said, "Whoa, dogs are now better than men?" No dear people! I simply like to enjoy all sides, to appreciate change, without dredging up a comparison factor to the previous iteration. We are also deep into politics season in USA; lots of discussion about moving...
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Jul 8, 2008
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There were mysterious rainbows coming into my kitchen a while back. I traced it, and it gave me a chance to find a jewel in the rough - literally, in my neighbors yard. She was sending me rainbows and I was sending her stink eye. How often do you think a change in action is preceeded by a shift in consciousness?Hawaiian word: Ê»Ålinolino: radiant, sparklingJoin us at The Reef for discussion, Reef Radio, and occasional live streaming.
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Jul 7, 2008
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A new acquaintance of mine on Twitter, Cheryl Smith, is working on a running program and was looking for some Achilles Heel stretches, and I offered to show her some of my favorites on a Beach Walks episode. Knowing me as you do, I thought starting off a Monday with some s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g would be good for most all of us! The first two are simple with a bonus yoga stretch at the end.Hawaiian word: Kīkoʻo: stretch
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Jun 20, 2008
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Here's a great story. A Harvard researcher, Jill Bolte Taylor, had a stroke. It de-commissioned her left brain. As part of her recovery she stayed present in her process and observed life without an active left brain - the home to the logical and the inner critic in many ways. She found her bliss deep inside the exploration of her right brain. We have a new embed player for the Flash version on the site. Please give us your feedback on it. To embed this episode on your blog, click the movie and...
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Jun 19, 2008
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Last week Barack Obama launched a new web site Fight the Smears to be able to respond to false attacks and politically-motivated slurs. It reminds of FactCheck.org which is a non-partisan site run by the Annenberg Foundation. In the old days, someone could start a rumor or make a claim and it was very difficult to combat it. Once it made it onto the airways, where media and communication was in the hands of a very few, one bad story could make or break a person.Not anymore. Bloggers and...
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Jun 18, 2008
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A new social web application I've been playing with called Plurk has a feature called karma points. You earn points by inviting people to join, posting messages, etc. In other words, you earn good karma by promoting their service. I find it irritating, and waqs discussing this with David Beaudoin, and such was the inspiration for this episode. I find karma to be a concept that mis-places blame where none is due, induces guilt when consciousness is more useful, and confuses genuine feedback aka...
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Jun 17, 2008
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Recently a mom in NYC (writer Lenore Skenazy) allowed her nine-year-old son to take a subway ride by himself. She approached this situation with a lot of consciousness and planning. She makes a great case for her actions and I agree with her. Risk can be managed so much more consciously than most of us do.Read Lenore Skenazy's original article in the New York Sun.Watch a video from the Today Show with Lenore and her son IzzyWe have a new embed player for the Flash version on the site. Please...
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Jun 9, 2008
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A week ago we talked about using a white board to organize the to do list, then make a sub-list of what to do, just for today.(Beach Walk 646) Today I fll in a few more details, and yes, as Kekoa mentioned, the work of David Allen and GTD (Getting Things Done) are part of the inspiration. Shane also gave me a Nokia N95 so I will be able to start live-streaming video! Follow me on Twitter to get notifications so you can join in.Vacation Notice: We have a lot of maintenance work to do on the...
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Jun 6, 2008
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Earlier this week (Beach Walk 647) I was talking about balancing transparency and privacy. We tend to want it in differing amounts depending on the situation and whether we are giving or receiving. The episode stirred a lot of comments, so I thought I would carry on more as it relates to personal relationships. And invariably the topic of codependency comes up!Hawaiian word: Kūʻokoʻa: independent
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Jun 5, 2008
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I read a review of a new book, Kluge - The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind that describes a lot of our brain function and memory processes as actually quite improvised, and contextual, not particularly logical or repeatable. That is a contrast to the methodical approach of computers, yet one that suits us being able to take action on the fly. As life becomes less and less predictable, being able to improvise is a more appealing skill IMO. FYI, kluge is a computer term for banding...
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Jun 4, 2008
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I am reading a friend's new book, Personality Not Included by Rohit Bhagarva. He works for Ogilvy, a large advertising and PR company, and when it comes to new media, he gets it. I met him at the Vloggercon conference two years ago. I realized this morning that all this talk I do on Beach Walks about being our oddball, unique selves, applies to companies too. Small companies and large companies alike think they have to play by last century's rule book (be boring; don't offend) - but that's not...
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Jun 3, 2008
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Transparency in communication and relationships and business and politics is one of those things that is marching forward very quickly in the 21st century. Most people I know are big fans of it in general. I am too, yet I still realize that privacy has its place. And that in general I want other people to be more transparent while I reserve a desire to want to be private. (Witness the deliberations regarding MI and FL Democratic delegates this past weekend.) That sense of double-standard I find...
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Jun 2, 2008
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One of the things that stresses me out is all the tasks I collect - business, personal, household, long-range, short-range, recurring and not. Shane, aka Secret Cameraman, recently taught me a method, that so far, I am really liking. I am starting off simple - using a white board and some strategy. If I master this, I will move to the software version. It focuses on collecting everything, but then each day starting fresh with just the things "for today." It supports that "Be here...
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May 29, 2008
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I like this concept of "marking the territory" - not like a dog, but as students of consciousness. It is so easy to get caught up in the robotic rush of repetition, day in and day out. I read in Fortune a few months ago about how AmEx has dramatically restructured its CEO pay for Kenneth Chenault. In brief, he gets a relatively low base pay, and then stock options (not restricted stock) if he meets performance criteria over an unusually long 6-year period. It's worth noting that those...
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May 28, 2008
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Given that things are never black and white, I still like having little tricks that can help me 80-90% of the time. In today's case, it is remembering that one of the main causes of crankiness is just plain being tired. I find it so easy to get attached to the crankiness, thinking that some things are the problem, when I might just be due for a decent night's sleep! In fact, just by remembering that point all by itself, I can relax and not let the little things "get to me" regardless...
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May 26, 2008
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We originally filmed this episode for Memorial Day in 2006. But it clearly stands out as a timeless message, and represents the true magic of Beach Walks. It is all completely unscripted, no shot list, we just showed up and worked as fast as we could before the sun set. Sometimes, you know the universe is on your side. This is one of our favorite and most powerful episodes, though you won't be finding us at the beach.Today's show was filmed at the Hawaii Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 50,000...
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May 22, 2008
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We all met Cubworld back in Episode 465" and Episode 466, and more recently, heard his amazing song, Wise Words, on Episode 632 - Island Adventure. He is the second person to qualify on Sellaband which is a social network site for emerging musicians. Born in Tonga, Cubworld has resisted his musical urges in favor of fine art for many years, but the song keeps coming back to him, and it's easy for us to see why. Watch and listen as he talks about being an independent musician and plays for...
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May 21, 2008
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I read what was a tabloid review of comments Oprah allegedly made to Jennifer Aniston. "Get a dog and stop thinking about getting a man." Well, Lexi and I would like to vouch for the tremendous canine companionship benefits, but even more so, being able to take one's mind off of a non-problem ("getting a man") is a quite thing we can all practice!Hawaiian word: ʻĪlio: dogJoin us at The Reef and Listen to Reef Radio
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May 20, 2008
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Every year the local shop, Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks, hosts a beach clean up. If you fill a bag with collected trash, they'll give you a coupon for two hours of free kayak rental. We did this episode originally in 2006, and I still really like it, despite the somewhat discouraging reason for being at the beach. OTOH, we have some great music from JRoQ, and I love Shane's editing too.Buy JRoQ's CD at Bare Feet ShopVisit JRoQ on MySpaceHawaiian word: ʻOpala: trashJoin us at The Reef and...
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May 19, 2008
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ust about every weekend I have this dilemma at lease one of the two mornings: get up early and do a bunch of things I want to do or stay in bed, read and "do nothing." Both are very appealing, and I find myself going through all sorts of contortions trying to decide, then trying to be comfortable with my decision. It dawned on me that this pressure associated with choice, often drives a range of forced rationalizing and attempted formulas, when in reality. it just doesn't matter. No...
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May 16, 2008
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Complaining is very popular these days. Surprisingly, I am not altogether against it. It has a role to play in giving each other feedback on what's not working. I think we are more effective though when we apply a little consciousness to the task, instead of unfettered reactions. There are some funny commercials on DirecTV, though the one I just saw complaining about the customers doesn't appear to be posted just yet. I also blogged about messy customers too; "There is magic and millions...
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May 14, 2008
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I read this article called You walk wrong exploring lots of new studies showing how modern shoes (with even a minimally raised heel) are not good for the feet! So naturally, being a barefoot fan and owning a company with Shane named Bare Feet Studios, I love to be barefooted. So give it a try, though do protect your tender feet from surfaces that may not be as sweet as the white sandy beaches of Hawaiʻi. Enjoy that handsome foot courtesy of Secret Camerman!Barefoot Running ShoePlease welcome...
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May 13, 2008
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My friend Neenz (aka @infinitypro) took a new job that meant she left the family business for work in her new profession of choice: geeking out at www.alltop.com. She compared the family business to being in her blood, while the tech stuff is in her soul. This started me thinking of a whole little grid:bloodsoulfamilycommunitypastpresentlegacyconsciousnessThey often represent opposites, though they certainly don't have to. Listen up to hear how Neenz' family is managing her transition.Visit...
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May 12, 2008
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Monday seems like a good time to discuss one of the ways energy gets moved around between/among people, since Monday's tend to have a lot of "incomings" - messages, requests, complaints, etc. I use a little phrase (when I remember!), to slow things down and help me regain my footings. Please welcome and check out our show sponsor, Primo Water. Primo Water is a new, environmentally-friendly water bottled in a natural plastic made from plants, a renewable resource grown on American...
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May 9, 2008
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Beauty Alert!!! We had friends visiting and borrowed the Foti's canoe, the Waʻa Lele, and paddled out the Mokulua Islands. The sinshine and the water and the colors are just beautiful! Dan Brown brought his HERO camera rig for the canoe, Mindy Clark of outriggercanoe.blogspot.com steered us, and friends Jeff and Carlos (you met them in Episode 369 along with Stacey and Kaile, and I had a great trip. Secret Cameraman and Lexi rounded out the beach crew.FWIW, Shane spent 10 hours editing this...
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May 5, 2008
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Relationships can be so illuminating and so misleading. I often find myself wishing the others would just change, instead of focusing on myself, which is the only change that really matters, the only change where I have any power or influence. Focusing the light on each of us by each of us a great way to start the week I think. It's a beautiful day and we are joined by my little friend Kaile, who is just learning to explore the power she has as one little person, in a relationship.Sidebar: We...
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May 1, 2008
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I present to you a Beach Walks classic, featured hula dancers and leis at Kapiʻolani Park. Music, dancing, and plenty of Aloha for you. Hawaiian word: Lei: garland, wreathJoin us at The Reef and Listen to Reef Radio
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A few months ago I read the amazing true story of Jeffrey Deskovic. He is still a young man who has been through some amazing trials already, and yet has come through them with grace and strength. I invited him to the Podcamp NYC conference to meet other new media creators for interviews, and to learn how to use this technology to further his own message. Our episode barely scratched the surface - I hope you will check out these other links.Jeffrey's Web SiteDocumentally (Christian Payne)...
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Apr 25, 2008
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Back in January we launched our social community, The Reef. It's a great place to hang out and meet the brilliant wonderful people who watch and love Beach Walks! Yes, it is free. And you can create your own pages and upload your own pictures, music, and videos. We have just now released Reef Radio! It's a keiki (child) for now, but you can start listening to our downtempo and contemporary Hawaiian music. Coming soon we'll be inserting Beach Walks excerpts and also opening it up to screened,...
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Apr 24, 2008
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I am actually in New York as I write this, and it gave me so much pleasure to be immersed in found files and music putting this episode together. I also want to dedicate this to Tommy Sea, who is finally selling his house in Michigan and will be Hawaii-bound very soon. It's been a ong haul for him, and he certainly understands Aloha.Charles Kaipo & His Happy Hawaiians "To You Sweetheart Aloha" (mp3) from "Easy and Sophisticated Hulas" (Mahalo Records) Buy at iTunes Music...
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Apr 21, 2008
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Sleep. It is like nectar to me these days. I watched an episode of Sixty Minutes explaining how interrupted or insufficient sleep can lead to premature aging. Many people have been making fun of the death by blogging article in the NY Times but the underlying story included people who feel the need to be up 24/7 (internet time) to stay at the top of their game.Hawaiian word: Hiamoe: sleep Hiamoe iki: napJoin us at The Reef
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Apr 18, 2008
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I watched a biography of Andy Warhol (Andy Warhol - The Complete Picture), and one of the show guests described him as having a "lucid recognition of his own limitations." That phrasing really stuck with me. I have often envisioned a world where we can embrace our shortcomings, our neuroses, and lay them out on the table. They loose some of the detracting power and in group settings, we can support each other and collaborate more effectively. It's so easy to be blind-sided by those...
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Apr 17, 2008
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I am in San Francisco this week at the ad:tech show meeting some fabulously interesting and forward-thinking people. I grabbed this episode on my portable Sanyo Xacti just before the awards ceremony began. Doron Wesley and Susan Bratton have some inspiring words to share with us. If you're interested in the topic of plastic water bottles, check out Beach Walk 495Hawaiian word: Ähewa: blameJoin us at The Reef
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Apr 16, 2008
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It as raining when we left the house this morning, but at the beach it was sunshining. I realized that the rain irritates me on days when I want to go to the beach and film Beach Walks - it becomes very difficult because of the camera and the gear. As it turns out, the only thing I had to deal with was my resistance to accepting the cycle of the rain.  Then I had this "aha" moment - that by accepting _what is_ I don't lose power, but rather I gain it.  It seems wimpy to accept...
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Apr 16, 2008
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It as raining when we left the house this morning, but at the beach it was sunshining. I realized that the rain irritates me on days when I want to go to the beach and film Beach Walks - it becomes very difficult because of the camera and the gear. As it turns out, the only thing I had to deal with was my resistance to accepting the cycle of the rain.  Then I had this "aha" moment - that by accepting _what is_ I don't lose power, but rather I gain it.  It seems wimpy to accept...
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Rainy again today so it was a late run to the beach, as the tide was high and there was a big swell in town! Lots of people out surfing at Flat Island in the distance (wish I were there!) and it was a great segue for a blog post I read this morning from my friend Richard Noll, I am and therefore I can. I mis-remembered the quote in the episode, but heh! That is what show notes are for. And actually, I like both iterations of the thought - I find them both liberating and supportive of trying new...
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Apr 7, 2008
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It was raining today and I didn't sleep well this weekend, so rather than rough it in the elements, I chose to (find my hjumanity) and stay in and create a meditation for all of us. Today's episode is dedicated to Chris Brogan - you were in my heart tonight Chris. And by a strange coincidence, we were both Twittering today at the same moment, about this article in the New York Times concerning the Web World of 24/7 Stress.I love also that this music led me to the music of the Indigo Musicians....
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Apr 3, 2008
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Back on the beach! Talking about how, to me, plain is the new pretty. I like people who can show up as they are, not always feeling pressured to put their best face forward. It gives dimension, complexity along with genuine authenticity. It's so different from how things used to be "last century" when so many of us felt the imperative to be perfect, especially when it comes to appearance. So break out and be raw! See what happens. Then tell me about it! I'd love to hear your personal...
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Apr 2, 2008
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This Beach Walks replay debuted in August 2006. "There was an awesome swell in town, so I decided to grab some surf footage. And I couldn't stop until the light faded and the sea mist fogged my lens. The water was filled with people playing in the waves with all kinds of fun toys! (Where are those funhogs anyway??)Show highlights: Outrigger canoes catching waves (Lanikai and Kailua); stand-up paddling surfer; Anissa, Dave, Johnnie, and Temujin; Lexi hunting for a Snickers bar for...
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Apr 1, 2008
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Shane and I are tired of doing Beach Walks; we're retreating back into our caves as being on the leading edge is just too tiresome. But fear not! Several Beach Walks viewers have ideas for a replacement show. Watch them here and then tell us which you prefer. And if you want to meet these cool peeps, please hop over to The Reef. Go here to get your own cave pic.Hawaiian word: Ha'alele: to quit
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Mar 31, 2008
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Today is a replay of one of my favorite Beach Walks episodes - orginally Beach Walk #150. Please join me for a few Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskar to greet this day. As I stretched into the first back bend with my eyes open to heaven, I saw a waning full moon directly overhead in the deep blue sky. It reminded me of our connection across the many miles of land, sea, and sky. And I smiled at that.Yoga means "union" so this seemed a natural, reinforcing event. Frequent visitors to...
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Mar 27, 2008
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My visit with my parents in Florida has had its share of stress; my main tonic has been walking to Starbucks many mornings with friends and enjoying all of the dogs. On Saturday there is a Farmer's Market, and even more dogs! Mahalo to Bob and Anna, David, Sam, Amber, and Barbara for their dog stories. And big wet kisses to all the dogs who give us so much love and joy: Teddy, Winston, Savannah, Bowser, Rica, Molly, Harry and all of you wonders whose names I don't know!Mahalo also to Glenn...
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Mar 24, 2008
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I am still in Florida within my parents, and took an early morning walk to the beach for a sunrise. There has been a lot going on, not all of it happy stuff, and I really wasn't in the mood for much if anything. But theres two people walked up and saw me fiddling with my camera, then asked if they could take a picture for me. Turns out they are the founders of Lawyers Without Borders, Christina Storm and James Byrne. They were here for a little re-charge, which as we know on Beach Walks, is a...
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I went to the beach today for a swim here in Florida, where I am assisting my parents - my Dad had another cancer surgery earlier this week. (His medical history reads like a text book - he's had it all.) But no swimmers were allowed, due to several shark sightings. So I enlisted my dad Bill to share his secrets for living with cancer over the past 15 years, and many more physical challenges. At 84, he has a very relevant message I think. I hope you'll leave a comment and tell me what you...
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Mar 14, 2008
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I am still traveling so please enjoy this Beach Walk classic episode! For many of us, Friday's are already a favored day of the week, but in Hawaii, we actually celebrate it week after week. It's a good reminder to take the pressure off things. Hawaiian word: Aloha: hello, goodbye, I love youJoin us at The Reef
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Mar 12, 2008
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I am barely awake in this episode...as co-mingling with 10,000 geeks at the SXSW Interactive Conference kept me on the run for long days! Thank heaven for some rooftop restoration at our hotel. Plus you get to meet a few of the peeps!Tim & Susan Bratton of Personal Life MediaAaron Strout of MzingaColleen Coplick of 99 DirectionsShane and Kris Smith of Croncast and BlogTalkRadio" Rox and Beth Kanter of BethKanter.orgJeremiah Owyang of Forrester and Chris Heuer of The Conversation...
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Mar 6, 2008
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Most all religions and also a big chunk of the new age movement imply or implore that we follow a strict regimen of behaviors in order to be happy, to have grace shine upon us, to get those parking spaces, and to live happily ever after. I don't buy it. I think happiness can be found by finding pleasure in the small things, the little mundane aspects of life that themselves are gems of pleasure. By focusing too much on the big things, or holding out happiness until [fill in the blank here], we...
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Mar 4, 2008
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One of my favorite workouts: building the ignoring muscle. That's when I tell my brain (and my #2 - see Show #102 for more info) that all is well and they can ignore whatever irritant may be in front of me. Noisy neighbors, office gossip, tics and quirks of friends and family. You get my drift.How do you workout your ignoring muscle? I do a combination of talking to myself and deliberately moving my attention onto something else.P.S. Shane and Rox are traveling this week so please enjoy some of...
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Mar 3, 2008
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I have not always had the most self confidence. But I must say the older I get, the more comfortable I am living in my own skin, viewing life through my own eyes, all instead of worrying what others think or how I should perform.I wonder if this feeling of deep-seated comfort could somehow be passed on, downloaded, or shared with younger people, and if so, how that might transform the world. I personally spent so much energy just managing my worries, many of which at this stage in life I see as...
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Feb 28, 2008
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hane and I are going to the mainland and my loving sister Barbara has arrived to care for our darling Lexi. Both girls are happy about that and it would appear Barbara also bright some amazing weather with her - the scenery today is absolutely stunning! This morning we were talking about buttons - the kind that trigger confusion and reactions in each other. I may want the other person to stop pushing, but in reality, the button resides with me. Barbara has a tip for getting a grip on the...
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Feb 27, 2008
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We invited Bob and Sue Schroeder from Canada over to visit our beautiful windward shores, to see something besides Waikiki. They were walking, while Shane, Lexi, and I were swimming. As we came out of the water, I was approached by another couple, who had noticed Bob and Sue, then saw Lexi out swimming. "Are you Rox?" And so we met Jeanne and Tom from Minnesota! We didn't have our usual gear, but we did have a lot of fun! Join us as they tell us some of their favorite discoveries...
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Feb 26, 2008
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One of the online videos we watch on our Apple TV at home is Cranky Geeks. They cover tech topics, but one of my favorite aspects of the show is the name. I just love how people are more and more choosing to be who they are. It was similar to what struck me in the Iconoclast episode with Laird Hamilton and Eddie Vedder I talked about in Beach Walk 573. But I am often slow to allow that same awareness into my personal relationships, especially with Shane aka Secret Cameraman aka my own Cranky...
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Feb 25, 2008
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I was reading about the French trader who committed over $7 billion in fraud. People have discussed how to prevent this in the future. Naturally many minds head towards complicated procedures, custom programming and tracking software and so forth, when actually, something as simple as a mandatory vacation away from the office can be a powerful intervention tool. I love it when very simple and human remedies can be found. I am going to give extra attention this week to seeking simple...